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German luxury carmaker BMW has announced the launch of the all new 2 Series Convertible, the third car in the  line-up which joins the Coupé and Active Tourer models.

The four-seater is the successor to the BMW 1 Series Convertible and builds on the strengths of the most successful premium car in its class, said the company in its statement.

With its overall dimensions increased over those of its predecessor, the BMW 2 Series Convertible combines the sporting and athletic shape of the series with the elegance and aesthetics of an open-top BMW.

Eye-catching, graceful design and a low waistline, which emphasises the car’s “boat deck” character with the roof down, serve up a distinctive appearance and a refreshing brand of open-air driving pleasure, it stated.

The BMW 2 Series Convertible also offers innovative equipment features as well as increased space, comfort and functionality and a more premium character for the interior; a combination of contemporary aesthetics and sportiness with convertible-specific functionality, high-quality materials and exceptional workmanship.

In addition to a multitude of BMW ConnectedDrive features, the Convertible includes an exclusive new addition – it is the first model to offer the new-generation Navigation System Professional, which allows navigation data to be updated “over the air” via the embedded SIM card, the statement from Ali Alghanim said.

The BMW 2 Series Convertible comes with a choice of three engine variants, all members of the latest BMW Efficient Dynamics generation and with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

The BMW 220i Convertible 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine has an output of 184 hp and top speed of 231 km/h. Meanwhile, the BMW 228i Convertible 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 245 hp has a top speed of 250 km/h, said the company in its statement.

The sportiest and most powerful model variant comes in the shape of the BMW M235i Convertible M Performance featuring a 3.0 litre BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo straight-six engine.

With an output of 326 hp to deliver 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and a specially tuned M suspension, it delivers characteristic M dynamism and power, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

 

Source: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/MTR_277010.html?

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WOW, that is so small looking, cheap and just plain ugly. BMW like MB is going down the wrong path of destroying their Luxury line for the sake of competing against Ford, Chevy and Dodge. Sad

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How come the 'logically named' BMW "228i" isn't a 2.8L ?

 

BMW 'needs' to revamp their model naming 'scheme'.

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WOW, that is so small looking, cheap and just plain ugly. BMW like MB is going down the wrong path of destroying their Luxury line for the sake of competing against Ford, Chevy and Dodge. Sad

 

Those are exactly my thoughts about this car. I don't know what BMW was thinking by launching this "car". I think they should stop thinking only about the money. 

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I agree with you guys about BMW making a misstep with the new convertible but do they have a choice? As a publicly traded company they have to increase profits and growth at all costs and this seems to be their plan (however flawed) to do so.

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I agree with you guys about BMW making a misstep with the new convertible but do they have a choice? As a publicly traded company they have to increase profits and growth at all costs and this seems to be their plan (however flawed) to do so.

BMW and MB went down the wrong path by using thier name to sell cheap versions of FWD appliances. They should have made a 2nd name plate for their entry level to mid level auto's and commercial vans and trucks rather than sell it on their luxury Name Plate. People will see a loss of sparkle on the badge over time and they will see it in the loss of sales.

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